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Worried about medications in your breastmilk?


Media Release April 2017

Worried about medications in your breastmilk?
Visit a Breastfeeding Friendly Pharmacy

Pharmacists are often the most accessible medication expert for families, and they are in the prime position to help women to continue to breastfeed even if they need to take medications. The health promotion team at WellSouth has been working on a Breastfeeding Friendly Pharmacy project to help mothers and whānau identify pharmacies who:

• Have staff who complete breastfeeding professional development.
• Promote community breastfeeding services.
• Have put signage on display encouraging women and whānau to tell pharmacy staff they are pregnant or breastfeeding.
• Have adopted and implemented workplace policies to ensure staff protect, promote and support breastfeeding.

“Forty five pharmacies in Otago and Southland have signed up to the project,” said Paula Randall, Health Promotion Team Leader.
“We would like to commend the pharmacies in Otago and Southland who have completed their Breastfeeding Friendly Accreditation so far,” she said.
Accredited Pharmacies;
Dunedin
• Anderson’s Exchange Pharmacy
• Green Island Boutique Pharmacy (Shweta pictured with their certificate)
• Larson’s Pharmacy
• Antidote Pharmacies

Oamaru
• Northend Pharmacy

Southland
• Unichem Mills Pharmacy
• Baillie and Lewis Pharmacy
• Quins Unichem Gore Pharmacy
• Sylvan Bank Pharmacy

Central Otago
• Queenstown Pharmacy
• Cromwell Pharmacy
• Maniototo Pharmacy
• Unichem Alexandra Pharmacy and Bookshop

Ends

Read our recent publication in the Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health ‘Early View’ http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1753-6405.12633/full. Once the journal has come out in hard copy this article will be freely viewable online.

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